This week’s column is a collection of interesting articles from across various science and technology policy spectrums, from state-wide energy system changes to environmental sustainability designs and more! Stay informed and let us know what topics you’d like us to cover in our next few columns. Perhaps you'd like to hear about autonomous vehicles, bio pharmaceuticals, climate change adaptation along the Jersey Shore? Let us know and have a great weekend!
Thanks to my science and environment intern Arcadia Lee for research and drafting this article. Thank you to NJ Spotlight and NJ.com for their continued coverage of these important issues to the state of New Jersey. Cross-posted at BlueJersey.com
NJ Energy Policy
The NJ Board of Public Utilities hosts the first of three public hearings on the Energy Master Plan
“Christie signs law that increases cap on net metering, letting New Jersey residents earn more for electricity their solar panels produce.”
PJM moves to strengthen the reliability of southern NJ’s energy system with a project assigned to PSE&G, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and LS Power.
“PJM agreement seeks to ensure reliability as coal-fired plants are phased out and more gas-fired units are built.”
NJ Tech Policy
“Division claims telecom giant’s moving subscribers from copper without telling them; subscribers worry about loss of service during outages.”
A new crowd-funding bill has bipartisan support and will help New Jersey’s innovators seek private capital from the investing public to develop their products or services.
“Drone sightings by pilots have skyrocketed across the country in 2015, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, underscoring a spate of recent sightings near area airports and spurring calls for tighter restrictions on the unmanned craft.”
NJ Environmental Policy
The Steven’s Institute of Technology in Jersey City designed and constructed a sustainable, net zero, hurricane-resilient home in a national academic competition, known as the biennial Solar Decathlon.
Environmental jobs, news, events and more in local NJ!